7. Atlanta Braves Player in July: Michael Harris II
The 22-year-old defending Rookie of the Year has bounced back from a slow start to his sophomore season. After hitting .167 in May, Michael Harris II turned on the jets in June with a .372 average and road that momentum on into July.
Harris finished July with a slash line of .290/.333/.461. He hit two homers, drove in six runs, ripped five doubles, a triple, and stole four bases. Both of his July homers came in one game on July 3rd against Cleveland.
His .794 OPS in the month of July was 14% better than league average during that time.
Harris finished the month with a 12-game hit streak in which he racked up 15 knocks and hit .375 with a .930 OPS.
Michael Harris is a premium defensive centerfielder, to go with his 20/20 bat. Below is a video of Harris II robbing Shohei Ohtani of his 40th homer on July 31st.
Keep in mind, Matt Olson has a one-homer advantage over Ohtani for the MLB lead. Good lookin' out! Thanks, Money Mike!
Harris was worth 0.6 fWAR in July.